UQG Optics

Glass Machining
UQG capabilities include glass and optical machining fabrication and providing a popular service for our customers materials/components. We carry out simple tasks that include cutting a piece of float glass in half to cylindrically grinding Quartz Rods to tolerances of 0.01mm. Single quantities and contract production is also undertaken.

Machining services offered include the following:

CNC Surface grinding
Reducing bulk glass surfaces to surface finish of 50 microns Grinding tolerance to ± 0.05

CNC (diamond) sawing
Diamond sawing squares & rectangles form sheet glasses and optical materials to a cutting depth of 100mm Cutting tolerance to ± 0.20mm

Annular ID sawing
Precision ID slicing of substrates, wafers and components up to 100mm diameter Cutting tolerance to ± 0.01mm

Wafering saws
Grinding Multi blade slurry saw creating a more of a grinding process, slicing delicate and softer materials in a stress free cut. Cutting tolerance to ± 0.05mm

Cylindrical grinding
OD grinding of rods and tubes or stack edging filters. Diameters 5mm to 160mm Grinding tolerance to ± 0.010mm

Waterjet Cutting
Ideal for cutting shapes complex designs, glass rings & cut outs leaving a fine ground edge with no tooling costs. Cutting tolerance to ± 0.20mm

Glass scribing
Slicing Scribe & break process by CNC multi – cutting or single blade cutting wheels ideal for ultra thin glass and coated glass sheets. Additional working can be applied after cutting including bevelling. Cutting tolerance to ± 0.20mm

Grinding the sharp edges or corners to a uniform size and angle to accommodate housings, protection to operators assemblers and protection of the components.

Glass Drilling
Diamond drilling and trepanning holes, cylinders and discs. Holes drilled to minimum of 2mm diameter, smaller sizes laser or ultrasonic drilling is recommended. Drilling tolerance to ± 0.05

CNC milling cut outs strips and recesses around the edges of squares and rectangles Grinding tolerance to ± 0.05


Materials & Components include:
Optical glasses, technical glasses, rod, tubes, optical components, Fused Silica, Quartz, BK7, Borosilicate, Sapphire, Silicon, Filters, Mirrors, Lenses, Float glass, Alumina, Ceramics, Ferrites, Macor and many more.

For further information on glass machining please contact our sales team.